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Place shoulders under padded lever. Stand erect by extending hips and knees. Position heels on forward edge of platform placed under padded lever. Grasp handles or sides of padded lever.
Pull forefoot of both feet up toward body as far as possible. Return by extending feet until toes are pointed downward. Repeat.
Keep knees and hips straight throughout exercise. The exercise can be made more difficult by positioning heels closer to edge of platform as well as adding weight. See Dorsal Flexor Calf Exercise Analyses.